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SPECIAL FILM SCREENING: "Ex Libris: The New York Public Library"

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Boston Public Library, Rabb Hall

700 Boylston Street

Boston, MA

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Join us at the Boston Public Library (Rabb Hall) for a special screening of Frederick Wiseman's film Ex Libris: The New York Public Library. Limited Seating. Ticket reservations required. (c-sponsored by CommPromo)

After the film, come to the Boston Antiquarian Book Fair (free admission) to hear Frederick Wiseman discuss the making of the film! 4:00pm, Hynes Convention Center.


Frederick Wiseman is arguably one of the greatest living documentary filmmakers. With 42 documentary films to his credit, he has created a body of work that explores an array of institutions, most of them American. His subjects cover a range of subjects: a mental health hospital, a police precinct, a ballet company, high schools, a welfare center, an art museum, and recently, The New York Public Library. Frederick Wiseman was named Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry and was the first filmmaker to give a Norton Lecture at Harvard University.

In Ex Libris, Wiseman goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions in the world, The New York Public Library, revealing it to be a place of cultural exchange, learning and community. With 92 locations through Manhattan and the boroughs, The New York Public Library affirms the deeply-held American belief that individuals have a right to know and be informed. He will discuss the making of Ex Libris and will be available for questions on this and other highlights of his brilliant career.


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